Girls Soccer: MB shuts out B-C to reach state semifinal

mbgsoc-9The No. 4-ranked Myrtle Beach High girls soccer team continued to ride on the back of its lock-down defense in Friday night’s 2-0 victory over Brookland-Cayce, posting its third straight playoff shutout to advance to the Class 3A Lower State final.

The Lady Seahawks (18-2) got a pair of goals from Region 7-3A Player of the Year Tristan Gordon, including a breakaway in the opening minutes. Led by goalkeeper Gabby Moore, Myrtle Beach’s defense repeatedly turned away the No. 6-ranked Bearcats at every turn.

Clinging to a 1-0 lead with 16 minutes remaining, Gordon got another breakaway and fired a shot past the Brookland-Cayce keeper for an insurance goal, and the Lady Seahawks defense did the rest to preserve the shutout. Myrtle Beach has outscored its foes 18-0 in three playoff games.

Myrtle Beach travels to Hilton Head Island on Monday for the Lower State title match.

* Hilton Head Island 4, St. James 2: The Lady Sharks’ season came to a close on the road after a strong postseason run to the Class 3A Lower State semifinals.

Coral Holt and Bethany Goodrich scored for the Lady Sharks. Goalkeeper Michaela Bessinger had 14 saves in the losing effort.

The third-seeded Lady Sharks scored upsets in the first two rounds before running into the top-seeded Lady Seahawks. Hilton Head hosts Myrtle Beach for the Lower State title on Monday.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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